Lydia Lassila's biography book; The Will To Fly.
This is Lydia's whole story up until 2014.
From a country known for its swimmers, surfers and cricketers, comes the most unlikely sporting luminary;
The Will to Fly is the inspirational autobiographical story of Olympic champion Lydia Lassila. It chronicles the journey of her tumultuous freestyle aerial skiing career, from fearless beginner to Olympic gold medalist to sporting visionary.
The book details Lydia’s venture to defend her 2010 Vancouver Olympics championship at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games as a mother, but more specifically, her journey as she seeks to write history by being the first woman to perform the most dangerous manoeuvre of any acrobatic sport: a quadruple twisting, triple somersault on skis. The Will to Fly vividly recreates Lydia’s lifelong quest to fulfil her sporting aspirations, and to reach an unparalleled level of sporting greatness.
The book has more personal anecdotes, missing chapters and story details that could be portrayed in the film, all in Lydia's own words.
Foreword by Steven Bradbury OAM.